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The opioid addiction epidemic spreading through Vermont and across the nation can seem overwhelming — a complex, multi-layered problem that is rife with disheartening, tragic stories of fatal overdose victims and family and friends left … more
Bennington County was the number one place in America to contract Lyme Disease in 2015. That's according to our own Department of Health, which says Vermont as a whole leads the country in tick-related illnesses. "There is a very high burden of … more
Friday, hoping to spur the House into some sort of action, the Senate voted to pass an amendment that would legalize marijuana and create a market for its regulation, sale, and taxation. The House will likely do nothing of the sort, preferring to … more
Having declared that "the shackles [are] off" deportation agents, the Trump administration has made clear it intends to accelerate arrests and removals of undocumented immigrants.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says agents will focus … more
Vermont business owners are feeling a renewed sense of optimism so far this year.A recent survey reveals that, while there is still room for improvement, opinions about the Vermont and U.S. economies are moving in a positive direction compared to … more
An issue we reported on back in November has cropped up once more. Google is still listing Bennington locations as being in Woodford. Not even the Bennington Battle Monument — Which ironically commemorates a battle fought in another town in … more
If the developer behind several large solar projects being proposed in Bennington is looking to win over local officials and the community, it's failing miserably. Last week, Brad Wilson, of Ecos Energy, went before the Select Board to inform … more
Strip away the bravado and hype, and two important developments emerged from the news of recent days with regard to North Korea. The first is that in a show of missiles over the weekend, the regime in Pyongyang revealed some new strengths and some … more
A few weeks ago we bid farewell to the talented and driven Makayla McGeeney. She's now the communications director at Tunnel City Coffee in Williamstown, Mass. Our loss is their gain. We hired McGeeney as a reporter in December 2015 even before … more
Does downtown Bennington need a new hotel? The question has hotel owners and downtown proprietors at odds with each other, with the Select Board caught in the middle. With its relatively new focus on using "public-private partnerships" to spur … more
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